Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer

 Find a quiet place and time each day

 Ask God to help you understand His Word

 Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

 Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

 Pray about what you’ve read for others

 Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.


Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

9.30 a.m.

Holy Communion

10.45 a.m.

Morning Prayer.  Preacher  Rector
 First Reading: Exodus 19:1-8 (p.76)

  Second Reading: Mark 7:1-23 (p.1010)

12. noon

Service of the Word.  Preacher  Rector


7.45 p.m.

Summer Epilogue Service.  Peacher   Rector

Reading: Esther 7 & 8 (p.506)

Sunday 17th June  2018

Thank God

for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre

God’s generous provision for the ministry


PRAY for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath




9.30 a.m.

Work Party




Activities for Week commencing  18th June 2018

Gift Aid

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

3rd Sunday after Trinity

Monday: Read Mark 7:1-23. The big message of this passage is that the heart of all our problems is the human heart – it is ‘unclean’ with many things (vv20-23).  External religion cannot cleanse this internal problem.  Only repentance and faith can.  Let us confess our sins to him

Tuesday: Read Mark 7:1-13.  Jesus condemns man-made religion which adds to and takes away from the Word of God. God can only be worshipped on his terms, not ours, otherwise we worship an idol of our own making.  Pray that people will truly honour the God of the Bible

Wednesday: Read Mark 7:14-23.  Jesus shows that outward religion cannot make the human heart clean before God.  Only the blood of Christ crucified can cleanse the heart of sin and repentance and faith are the only things that bring this to the heart.  Praise God for the cross.

Thursday: Read Mark 7:1-23.  Many people throughout the world observe outward religious practices.  As we have seen, these can never cleanse the heart.  Pray for the work of mission agencies & missionaries both at home and abroad.  Pray for the Church’s witness to the Gospel.

Friday: Read Mark 7:1-23.  The Psalmist said: ‘Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me’ (Psalm 51:10).  Pray for growth in your walk with God.  Pray we may grow in learning, caring, worshipping and witnessing as we move forward together in Christ

Please not that the Revd. Coe is covering pastoral

Holiday Bible Club 2018
Due to the success of our Holiday Bible Club last year preparations are already underway as we think about our Holiday Bible Club 2018. We are hoping to run our HBC in the Summer from 30th July - 3rd Aug during the morning. First of all, please put these dates in your diary and pass them on to any families with children in primary school that you know. Also, we are currently building the team for this and if you would like to help at any stage during the week please get in touch with Aimee Gibson. Even if you can give one or two days, it would be really appreciated. 07999649180

Sunday 24th June 2018

10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer


12.00 noon Service of the Word

  Hilden Centre

 7.45 p.m. Summer Epilogue Service


Summer Madness

29th June to 3rd July


Contact Aimee Gibson



Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th July and 7th, 14th August

All from 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Please not that the Revd. Coe is covering pastoral emergencies over the next two weeks. Phone 3834 2579


Sunday 17th June

Streetreach Commissioning Service,

St. Aidan’s Glenavy 7.30pm

Friday 22nd June  

Streetreach fundraiser,

Hilden Centre, 7-9pm- raising money for the group from Lambeg to attend Streetreach: Amy Phillips, Ellie Nicol, Reah Lee & Elle Edgar

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